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Stories from the Coast


Witches Broom Parasites are selfish, and so am I - For a nature bum like Kirk Gentalen, deciding what to write about can sometimes be challenging. Kirk sees cool things every day and there's so much to choose from! And sometimes you don't ever really see what's right in front of you... Read More
Mcht 1 Woodfrog Eggs Hero2 Spring Is For Vernal Pools - Take a closer look at wood frog and spotted salamander eggs and egg masses found on MCHT preserves this time of year Read More
Cute Blood in the Tracks - The mother Fisher delivers a litter with one to six (average two - three) youngsters called “Kits”, born blind, helpless, and are partially covered with fine hair. Read More

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“Me and the Seals”

Meet Amanda Moeser. Amanda is the owner/operator of Lanes Island Oysters—a small sustainably run oyster farm directly off the shores of MCHT’s Lanes Island Preserve in Yarmouth. Watch the video!


“Old Pond Marsh”

Meet Tatia Bauer, regional steward on Mount Desert Island and learn about the restoration work happening at Old Pond Marsh. Watch the video!

Artboard 12“Notes from the Coast”

We’re excited to share with you the first edition of “Notes from the Coast,” where we’ll delve into a particular topic area, share thoughts and questions we’re exploring at Maine Coast Heritage Trust, and celebrate the impact we’re able to achieve thanks to your support. Read more.


Seal Cove Pond

In 2017, we began working with the Town of Tremont, Acadia National Park, and other partners to improve fish passage at two key locations along Seal Cove Brook—one at the current dam at Seal Cove Pond and the second downstream at the site of a former dam. Read more.


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The Babson Creek Learning Forest

Join the effort to create a permanent outdoor education space on Mount Desert Island for schoolchildren and community members to foster a love of nature and a connection to place. Read more.



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The Marshes for Tomorrow Initiative

Did you know marshes are taking care of you? They’re absorbing carbon dioxide from the air you breathe and defending your home and community from damaging floods by absorbing storm surge. Read more.


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“A Watershed Moment”

Don’t miss this short film that follows the multi-year, multi-group effort to restore fish passage in the Bagaduce River Watershed. See it now.